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San British & World English

A member of the aboriginal peoples of southern Africa commonly called Bushmen

San New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Spanish and Italian title for a male saint

san British & World English

Informal term for sanatorium.

SAN British & World English

Storage area network

-san British & World English

(In Japan) an honorific title added to a personal or family name as a mark of politeness

Aung San British & World English

(1914–47), Burmese nationalist leader. As leader of the Council of Ministers he negotiated a promise of self-government from the British shortly before his assassination

mama-san British & World English

(In Japan and East Asia) a woman in a position of authority, especially one in charge of a geisha house or bar

San Bruno British & World English

A city in north central California, on San Francisco Bay, south of San Francisco; population 40,315 (est. 2008)

San Diego British & World English

An industrial city and naval port on the Pacific coast of southern California, just north of the border with Mexico; population 1,279,329 (est. 2008)

San Jose British & World English

A city in western California, situated to the south of San Francisco Bay; population 948,279 (est. 2008)

San José British & World English

The capital of Costa Rica; population 350,535 (2007)

San Juan British & World English

The capital and chief port of Puerto Rico, on the north coast of the island; population 426,600 (est. 2006)

San Mateo British & World English

A commercial and industrial city in north central California, on San Francisco Bay, south of San Francisco; population 92,256 (est. 2008)

San Pablo British & World English

A city in north central California, on San Pablo Bay, north of Oakland; population 30,729 (est. 2008)

Aung San New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1914–47), Burmese nationalist leader

San Jose New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

city in western California

San Angelo British & World English

A commercial and industrial city in west central Texas; population 91,880 (est. 2008)

San Antonio British & World English

An industrial city in south central Texas; population 1,351,305 (est. 2008). It is the site of the Alamo mission

San Gabriel British & World English

A city in southwestern California, east of Los Angeles; population 40,445 (est. 2008)

San Leandro British & World English

A city in north central California, southeast of Oakland; population 77,880 (est. 2008)

San Marcos British & World English

A city in southwestern California, north of San Diego; population 79,114 (est. 2008)

San Marino British & World English

A republic forming a small enclave in Italy, near Rimini; population 30,200 (est. 2009); official language, Italian; capital, the town of San Marino. It is perhaps Europe’s oldest state, claiming to have been independent almost continuously since its foundation in the 4th century

San Quentin British & World English

A site in northwestern California, in Marin County, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, home to a well-known state prison

San Rafael British & World English

A city in northwestern California, on San Rafael Bay, north of San Francisco; population 55,602 (est. 2008)

San Simeon British & World English

A community in west central California, on the Pacific coast, site of the Hearst estate that is a popular tourist destination

San Clemente British & World English

A city in southwestern California, on the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Los Angeles; population 65,050 (2006)

San Francisco British & World English

A city and seaport on the coast of California, situated on a peninsula between the Pacific and San Francisco Bay; population 808,976 (est. 2008). The city suffered severe damage from an earthquake in 1906, and has been frequently shaken by less severe earthquakes since

San Salvador British & World English

The capital of El Salvador; population 316,090 (2007)

San Sebastián British & World English

A port and resort in northern Spain, situated on the Bay of Biscay close to the border with France; population 184,248 (2008)

San Francisco New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

city on the coast of California

San Bernardino British & World English

An industrial and commercial city in southern California, east of Los Angeles, south of the San Bernardino Mountains; population 198,580 (est. 2008)

San Juan Hill British & World English

A hill near Santiago de Cuba, in eastern Cuba, the scene of a July 1898 battle during the Spanish-American War

San Pedro Sula British & World English

A city in northern Honduras, near the Caribbean coast; population 623,100 (est. 2008)

Aung San Suu Kyi British & World English

(B.1945), Burmese political leader, daughter of Aung San and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) since 1988. She was held under house arrest from 1989 to 1995, and the ruling military government refused to recognize her party’s victory in the 1990 elections. From 2000 she was frequently detained again before being released in 2010. In 2012 she won a seat in the lower house of the Burmese parliament. Nobel Peace Prize (1991)

General San Martín British & World English

A city in eastern Argentina, northwest of Buenos Aires; population 423,200 (est. 2008)

San Andreas fault British & World English

A fault line extending for some 965 km (600 miles) through the length of coastal California. Seismic activity is common along its course and is due to two crustal plates sliding past each other along the line of the fault

San Jacinto River British & World English

A river in southeastern Texas that flows into Galveston Bay east of Houston. The 1836 battle that won Texas independence from Mexico was fought on its bank

San Joaquin River British & World English

A river that flows for 350 miles (560 km) from south central California to join the Sacramento River and enter San Francisco Bay

San Juan Islands British & World English

An island group in northwestern Washington, north of Puget Sound and south of the Strait of Georgia. San Juan and Orcas are the largest islands in the group

San Juan Mountains British & World English

A range of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, the source of the Rio Grande

San Luis Obispo British & World English

A city in west central California, northwest of Los Angeles; population 43,636 (est. 2008)

San Luis Potosí British & World English

A state of central Mexico

Aung San Suu Kyi New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(b.1945), Burmese political leader, daughter of Aung San

San Fernando Valley British & World English

An irrigated district northwest of downtown Los Angeles in California


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